What is the best way to cook meatballs in tomato sauce?

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Meatballs in tomato sauce

Its actually to only finish the meatballs in the sauceu2026,Grab your favorite u201cthicku201d frying pan and place on the stove next to your simmering sauce.

Preheat it to medium to medium-high while you roll out or pluck the prepaid meatballs from the fridge.

Youll need the oven preheated to about 400 degrees as well.

Melt a tablespoon or more (depending upon the size of the pan and number/size of meatballs) of grease/lard/oil in the pan until nearly smoking.

If it is getting too hot, remove the pan from the heat then start dropping the meatballs.

,Roll them around in the pan searing them (not u201csteaming!) until they have a nice browned crust.


If frying more than one batch, remove the browned meatballs to a draining rack as you work your way through the entire batch.

Remove that final batch to the draining rack, drain the pan of oil, and replace the browned meatballs.

Place the frying pan into the preheated oven and finish baking from 20 to 40 minutes until the centers are done.

,This is when you drop the finished meatballs into the sauce.

Lower the heat to a bare simmer and finish the sauce for about 30 minutes.

Use barely enough heat to keep simmering while gently u201crollingu201d the meatballs around.